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Trending Educational Technologies of 2017

In today’s mobile-centric world, it is very important to keep up with the latest technology trends as it can have a major impact on student’s education needs. The influence that these mobile technologies are creating on students will help in shaping new ways of thinking and learning. Educators are now utilising latest learning methods to make students succeed not just in their school exams but even after their colleges.

With the use of new technologies, educators can bring different ways of learning to the classrooms. It can be understanding math concepts along with playing games or memorizing complex concepts along with enjoying interactive and engaging videos.

To help you get aware about trending technologies, here is a list:

1. Virtual Reality

Ed Tech 2017 - Virtual Reality

Virtual reality refers to the computer-generated environment that students can experience with the help of headset. This technology opens new windows to all the boring and complex chapters where students can experience real-life learning and understand the concepts well.

The virtual reality world allows students to visit all the places without travelling physically there. It presents complex data in an accessible way to students which is both easy and fun to learn. Students can easily interact with different things in that environment to discover more about them.

Students can even touch and manipulate the things present in a virtual environment to have a greater understanding of concepts. This applies not just to certain objects but also while interacting with complex formulae, data sets and concepts that students found inaccessible earlier.

2. Use of Videos

Technology in Education - Learning From Videos

As videos are a great means of interactive instructions and a flexible way of a medium, students are more interested in learning from videos. With the use of engaging videos, students can understand all the complex concepts easily. Educators have recognised the impact of video learning in student’s education, they are installing video lessons to their classrooms in order to deliver engaging learning of the chapter.

  • Videos provide a closer view of any topic – inside the human body or off to Mars, help students to learn easily.
  • Helps in showing all those experiments which can’t be done in class.
  • Explains complex concepts of math through animated and 3D images.
  • Brings important chapters of history into the classroom to make the learning interesting.

3. Gamification

Trending Educational Technologies - Gamification

This concept brings game-design thinking to various classroom activities making them more engaging. The idea behind this concept is to provide a fun learning environment to the students. Gaming, challenging, rewarding, these different activities triggers pleasure and motivation in their brains and brings a positive experience towards learning. A learning experience where you won’t have to force them for learning. The important thing hidden behind this concept is to make them feel excited about playing the game in the form of winning different challenges.

3. Flipped Learning

Education Trends - Flipped Learning

An online learning where students can easily learn their chapters at the comfort zone of their home by watching engaging video lectures. Students can learn all the complex concepts from each other in small groups using critical problem solving. This develops interest among them towards a particular topic and motivates them to perform well. With the use of Wi-Fi enabled technologies and innovative mobile apps, educators can create an interactive environment from which students can benefit the most.

4. Adaptive Learning

Technology in Education - Adaptive Learning

Adaptive technology makes use of dynamic and interactive content to help students in learning their lessons effectively. This technology includes personalization and automation. Personalization in learning can be done perfectly when delivery of content, assessment of topic knowledge and mastery on any particular topic are adapted to meet student’s learning needs. Automated teaching replaces the traditional classroom discussion model with an automated and scalable format.
This technology can be used commonly in maths and science learning. It acts as a primary tool to enhance the success of a student in online learning.

5. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Artificial Intelligence can develop immersive experiences through individualised learning, not just CBSE lessons. The main aim of this technology to make students understand the concept of any topic not just passing their exams. Through this technology, educators can identify their student’s needs and come up with different and interesting models to focus basically on methods and reasons rather than bald facts. Students from kindergarten to graduate school can adopt the learning way as it will impact their learning through next level applications of individualised learning. It is now possible for educators to automatically grade of student’s test- multiple choice, fill ups or objective type question answers. This can help teachers to focus more on other class-activities rather than interacting with grading tasks.

6. Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping Educational Technology

Mind Mapping includes mapping of all the circled ideas which are graphic and visual the same way the human brain works. This helps in making learning interactive and multi-dimensional instead of passive so that students can easily recall the information they read. By organising brainstorming sessions in classroom, educators can allow students to engage and bounce creative ideas off each other. This will not just create interest among students but also helps in easy learning for students.

7. Social Media

Educating by Social Media

Usually Social media is considered as a big distraction when it comes to student’s learning. Right from Facebook to YouTube, there are several fearful things which come to educator’s mind. But by developing right strategy, we can make use of these social media channels in adding knowledgeable content to student’s brain. This is helpful when it comes to working on any project or assignments – (Flora and fauna or Number System). An online group can bring various project ideas through social media on a specific subject.

8. Cloud Based technology

Education & Cloud

There are hundreds of scenarios where a student is unable to attend classroom. To overcome this problem, cloud-based classrooms brings classroom to student’s home where a student can comfortably learn his lessons, understand and appear for exams.This learning includes all the basic text lessons, video lessons and even live chat options to discuss content related problems with the mentor or teacher. With the help of Skype, messenger, and other video chat options, discussions of concept related problems can be done easily. This technology brings classrooms to student’s laptop where he can also enjoy classroom sessions as normal students do.

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